Starting the art of journalling can be a daunting task. Just as anyone would feel about starting meditation, or painting, or yoga, journalling is an art that takes practise, reflection and a quietening of the mind. If you're already feeling uneasy with the idea of sitting still with your thoughts, let's break this down into easy, achievable steps to have you enjoying the art of journalling in no time.
German-born artist Margit Mederich explores the primitiveart of felting, creating unique, handmade pieces that are stamped with her love for nature and her profound sensitivity towards the environment. We caught up with the artist behind Byron-based Felt Indie, to discuss the evolution of her craft, her passionfor natural, raw materials, and her inspirations.
At Uscha, we care about our planet and the welfare of our skilled craftsmen, which is why we strive to ensure that our pieces are manufactured according to Fair Trade standards using methods and materials that have a minimal impact on the environment.
Sharon Alpren is a studio potter whose functional pieces draw heavily upon observations of nature, art, architecture, and her immediate surroundings. We caught up with the UK-born artist at her home studio in Kyneton to discuss her practice, inspirations, and the importance of getting back to basics.
Updating the look of your home is always a challenging process, but it is also a rewarding one. Transforming your spaces into something that is not only fashionable, but functional and comfortable as well, can transform your entire outlook on life. With as much time as we spend in our homes, it is especially comforting to be in a place that it reflects our personality and tastes and at the same time makes us confident that guests will be impressed by the stylish touches and elegance of our home.
We all use it to eat (hopefully) every single day. Silverware, cutlery, and flatware are all names for one of our most valued tools that is taken almost completely for granted. Next time you pick up that spoon, it may be time to consider its origins. Maybe that fork has a story to tell, and that butter knife definitely has a history!
Flatware is much more interesting than many of us give it credit for. Some families have heirloom sets of actual silverware that has been passed down through the generations.